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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,045 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Apr 012014

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


Vehicle rapidly decelerated from 50 miles per hour to approximately 30 miles per hour. Check engine and epc warning lights illuminated. Engine ran rough and acceleration above 35 miles per hour was not possible. Volkswagen dealership replaced all four ignition coils. Volkswagen later agreed to reimburse cost of the ignition coils but refused reimbursement for related labor charges stating no outstanding recall in effect for the ignition coils.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 052014


  • 58,000 miles
The engines rear main oil seal started leaking. Brought it to Volkswagen dealer where the car was bought and stated that there was thought to be an oil leak and while the oil change was done if they could take a look it would be greatly appreciated. Now at 65000 miles and 5000 over the factory warranty they finally acknowledge the problem and are wanting over $1500 to fix it. The whole underside of the car is soaked in oil and my once nice driveway looks like a truck stop. Volkswagen refuses to work with us. I find it absolutely ridiculous that such a new car should have such an expensive issue with so little miles. My work truck has 300K miles and has yet to drip even a drop of oil in my driveway... and its over 10 years old. The biggest kicker is the dealers lack to acknowledge the problem till well after the warranty was passed.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 262013

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
This car does not feel safe. Several times the car has just stopped. Stopped at a traffic light and started to go and car just died. No lights, no warning. I start up the car, move forward and get ready to pull out into traffic and car just dies. VW said they need to have warning lights or something so they can get the information from the computer and since there are none, it won't tell them anything. Even in high-speed driving it sometimes feels like there is a lull or that fuel is not be injected. Car does not feel safe. I only use premium gas and keep it above 1/4 of a tank as well. I do not trust this car. Unfortunately, I cannot change it out at this time.

- Inwood, WV, USA

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